Chaos in the Conservative Party as candidates jostle to take part in leader race

What’s going on with the Tory leadership? Your guess is as good as mine.

Two candidates have formally declared themselves: Rishi Sunak, apparently with 139 MPs supporting him, and Penny Mordaunt with just 23 (it seems her comment about now-former PM Liz Truss not hiding under a table has done her no favours).

Boris Johnson has yet to declare himself but apparently has 56 MPs already supporting him.

And the pundits are having a field day…

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It goes on and on – and will continue to do so, at least until the leadership contest is over.

We’re supposed to form a balanced view of who should be Tory leader (and prime minister) from all this.

But we’re more likely to write off the lot of them as the maniacs they’re showing themselves to be.

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